book buzz

June 14, 2017

Book Buzz: The Radium Girls

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore Imagine yourself a working-class woman in 1917 in New Jersey. Your family is […]
May 31, 2017

Book Buzz: Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney What better way for indomitable octogenarian Lillian Boxfish to ring in New Year’s Eve 1984 than with dinner […]
May 22, 2017

Book Buzz: A Colony in a Nation

A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes There have been a number of important post-Ferguson books examining the rise of militant policing, prison privatization, epidemic […]
May 10, 2017

Book Buzz: The Stranger in the Woods

The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel Among the residents of North Pond, there was a legend: […]
April 24, 2017

Book Buzz: Salt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys Quick: name the ship whose sinking is responsible for the most deaths. The Titanic? 1,500. Lusitania? 1,198. Bismarck? 2,000. […]